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My patchwork quilt so far!

Discussion in 'Arts, Crafts & Scrapbooking' started by mumof2, Feb 28, 2009.

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    I've got a loooong way to go with it!
     

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    WOW!! It's going to be sooo pretty when you're done :yes:
     
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    :hearts:Oh! that's really pretty.

    My friend does patchwork. There is so much work that goes into it, not to mention the constant measuring. It’s like a maths lesson.:eek:
     
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    WOW how long does it take to do those?!?
     
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    Aw that's very pretty X
     
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    thanks guys!

    Keith, that took me no time at all........i only started in 15 years or so ago!


    it's been in the loft for 14 of those really :tongue: I'm hoping to finish it for baby Nancy when she goes into a big bed - she'll be 2 next October, or maybe i'll get it done in time for her 21st! :unsure:
     
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    Wow, you must have been what, 6 or 7 years old at the time.
    It's going to look fab when it's finished :hug2:
     
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    :yes: i was! hee hee
     
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    Wow, talk about dedication! Now that you have shown it to us, you are now obligated to keep going. :D
     
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    That is beautiful! You are so lucky to know how to quilt. Grandma taught me to embroider and crochet, but she never taught me to quilt.
     
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    Oooooooh! That is gorgeous Mairead! And you didn't exactly select the easiest pattern to piece! :D

    I've only completed three quilts in my life--and one was a throw! All much simpler than yours!
     
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    well i've never done one before but i'm learning as i go along - my sister (not the one who's getting married) has made a few so she's going to help me when i need some advice.

    i think i'll probably just end up stitching all the pieces together then stitching them onto a larger piece of fabric.

    After that i'll put a layer of wadding behind it which i'll sandwich in with yet another piece of fabric.....hope that makes sense!

    for the other young people i hope to make some of those fleece no sew blankets Physco Alice showed made :thumbsup:


    don't be surprised if i don't get the patchwork done!
     
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    That is going to be beautiful, M!! :yes:

    I love the colors!
     
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    Thank you! The colours don't show up so well in the photos.
     
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    It is going to be beautiful. Do you have enough fabric to complete it?
     
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    yeah! i have those little hexagons all over the place!
     
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    Oh my gosh! What a mountain of work you've done! :yes: I love quilts. I have an old Jacob's ladder quilt (hand sewn) but someone washed it and some of the bits have disintegrated. :( :( I still keep it as it is quite old, but I wasn't too happy at all with the damage done to it.

    I've a couple others, done by my grandmother, but they are the tied/tacked ones. I don't like those nearly as well as the type you are doing. :yes:

    Quilting is far too precise for me! :eek:
     
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    When my friend married she received a handsewn quilt

    oh my goodness, i'd never seen anything like it....the patterns were all handsewn into the fabric - that's real quilting i suppose.

    The stitching details was incredible - i could never do anything like that!
     
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    It's gorgeous Mairead. I think you are very talented.
     
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    I've read quite a bit about quilts, and they seem to be much work to care for and protect as well as make!

    I've read that you mustn't sit on a quilt, as it may cause the stitches to pop. I've read that you mustn't pull on a quilt, for the same reason. It should always be moved with at least two people lifting and moving it and not sliding or tugging it.

    Is all that truly the case? I mean, I know with antique quilts you would need to be a bit more cautious, but it seems like the things I've read all point toward not using the quilt at all! :eek:

    That's one load of work to do for it to end up not being used. :(
     

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